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bill from across to new zealand. as the u.s. backs away from the paris climate agreement well diplomats will be gathering in bone to restate that commitment. from the heart of asia one zero one east brings captivating stories and award winning film. as tensions on the korean peninsula remain high president trump mbox in a five nation tour to east asia november on al-jazeera. heightened tension in kenya as a repeat presidential election opens amid the opposition's calls for
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a boycott. alonzo raman this is ours or like my headquarters here in doha also coming up bidding farewell to a revered king bangkok grinds to a halt for king holmes a five day funeral. also brazil's president survives a key parliamentary vote to put him on trial for corruption. and classified documents into the assassination of john f. kennedy to be released more than forty years after the president's killing. could have you with us polls for the controversial presidential run in kenya have just opened opposition leader has withdrawn from the election and has asked
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supporters to boycott the vote comes as protests over the poll continue in and around my robey the u.s. state department is voicing concern over to undermine the electoral process so how did we get there well on august the eleventh who was declared the winner of the initial presidential election health three days earlier. but his rival riley was quick to cry foul saying the result was hacked and manipulated he took these fraud allegations to the supreme court on the first of september just the elections invalid and ordered a rerun within sixty days more than a month later oettinger suddenly withdrew his candidacy from the rerun saying he still didn't believe the election commission could ensure a fair race for me to miller is our correspondent one of them following the election across communities in the capital live robey and of course that is the
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question really whether a free and fair election can actually happen just give us an idea of the mood in the capital as the polls open. all of this polling station in the center of nairobi there were a few hundred people lined outside the gate before the polls opened they've since come in and a couple of the people i've spoken to had said they were eager to vote even if it is a rerun we do know that raila odinga the opposition leader of course has called for a boycott from his supporters and he reiterated that message on the day before the polls opening we also heard from our president kenyatta he addressed kenyans saying that this would be an opportunity to show the world that the country is united united rather peaceful and a democratic nation a modern democratic nation if we look back over events of the last couple of my arms. president kenyatta again used his address late on wednesday to
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say he remain puzzled about why the supreme court had and now the lection back in august but essentially can win kenyans should abide by the rule of law and the constitution saying this was an opportunity for the country and to show off how democratic it is to the people here are definitely eager to exercise their right to vote. we don't know if any opposition or supporters would come out to vote but certainly the message from raila odinga is that people should stay home indeed in the weeks since the moment of the first presidential. election itself the media we've seen demonstrations we've seen people killed as well in sporadic and pocketed areas of those protests just gives an idea of the security not just across the capital but generally across the country. you know while reloading and it toned down his rhetoric in terms of protests that he had
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promised on election day they certainly is some tension and uncertainty we people don't know what might happen so there is a significant security presence especially in opposition strongholds primarily in the western part of kenya and also in areas here in nairobi now where we are is a polling station that previously hasn't had any difficulty in terms of dealing with security issues but we do expect to see a high security prisons across the country especially in places like nairobi mall and also key sumi sumo in the west of the country as the polls proceed they're expected to close at five p.m. local time and we wait to see if there is a turnout that's expected by the ruling jubilee party we did see and almost eighty percent turnout in the previous election given there is going to be this significant boycott that is likely to change given that there are nineteen million
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kenyans registered to vote. for me to of course join you throughout the day as polling progresses with you and the rest of our al-jazeera correspondents across the country thank you. to asia now where the cremation ceremony of the late king jr day has begun now the cremation is the main part of a five day funeral service it's led by the late king sun king mother tenth the much loved taking died just over a year ago after reigning for seven decades away and he is live for us in bangkok this is a highly religiously choreographed funeral steeped in religious ceremony what can we expect to see today. well that's right it's a very long ceremony as you mentioned it last full five days it began on wednesday but of course the day is the most significant day the main day and that is the day
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that the king on a do new day will be cremated there are actually two cremation ceremonies the first one is a symbolic one the second one is the proper cremation and that will happen at around ten o'clock this evening thursday evening so in around twelve hours from now what we're seeing at the moment is the royal urn containing the late king on a do new day being removed from the grand palace in the room where he has been lying for the past twelve months he is being taken from the grand palace and then a very slow procession will begin a round of the funeral side which is just outside the gates of the grand palace about that funeral procession as they move around the funeral site will take around three hours to complete what we're seeing now is the transfer of the royal on to something known as the great victory chariot a chariot that was built back in seventy nine hundred five and has been used in
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every royal funeral since it was specially restored for the funeral of king when we want to do a new day at the moment ruled over seven decades wayne and people have different ideas remembrances about what he achieved for his country jory that time and what is the general theme that people are coming out with of the moment. and i think the main one so is that he was a very visible king he was a constant as well you have to remember that because he came to the throne at the age of just eighteen seventy years ago in one nine hundred forty six and he is the only king the most thais civil it done the end he's been a calm. didn't throughout those seven decades always visible always on the television screens always in the media traveling around the country going to far flung communities talking to farmers talking to villages about the problems about the challenges they were facing so that was the message that was constantly
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broadcast out to the people of thailand and something that they have lived with for for most of them anyway for their entire lives and he reigned through so much he was there during the cold war and that is something that's certainly been highlighted over the past few weeks as people begin to reflect on his reign he oversaw the threat of communism on the borders of thailand and something that he helped to fend off certainly with the assistance of the united states and during his reign there were thirty prime ministers so a lot of political upheaval natural disasters economic crises things like that and throughout it all the one person the thais could rely on could fall back on was the fact the king on a do new day was still on the throne so the fact that he is no longer the fact that today they are saying a final farewell does bring with it a lot of uncertainty as well as well of course as a lot of sadness for most thais but for them we'll leave it that way and continue to follow vents with you in bangkok throughout the day thank you. brazil's learned
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house of congress has voted to reject corruption charges against president michel tamer he was in hospital when the vote was taken the seventy seven year old has since been released after being treated for obstruction he's accused of taking bribes which he denies the lower house has voted in his favor and decided he will look face trial at the supreme court on charges of criminal conspiracy and obstruction of justice. from his honorees. president michel tamar has done it again he survived a vote in the lower house of congress which wanted to suspend them for up to one hundred eighty days so the supremes court could try him on corruption charges he did the same back in august by a similar vote although he's one of the most unpopular presidents that brazil has ever seen with population and with popularity ratings of around four percent he won managed to win enough support in that congress so that the opposition could not get
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the two thirds two thirds of votes necessary one congressperson at a time came to the microphone they were given fifteen seconds to speak before the microphone was cut off to say yes or no vote as to whether they supported it michele tomorrow or not he is accused of taking bribes by j.b.s. a massive meat packing for some of that conversation was recorded he all along has denied the charges he is part of a much larger criminal investigation known as a lover shot or the car was a scandal which is implicated hundreds of politicians and business people across brazil some of them serving time in prison some of them waiting to be tried some of them plea bargaining saying they're going to name names but michelle tema has a skate he will serve out the last fourteen months of his time in office he says to push through vital measures to boost brazil's ailing economy to get it back on track but he has survived but he has
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a much that we can the president. to africa now where the u.s. ambassador to the united nations has been evacuated from a u.n. camp for displaced people in south sudan after security guards fired tear gas at protesters demonstrating against president salva kiir nikki haley met the president to discuss ways to end the four years of a war that has displaced millions of people here are more good reports of juba. the united states backed south sudan when it became independent after a friend of mine twenty eleven but for more than three years now south sudan has been locked in a civil war the us ambassador to the un nikki haley hopes to convince president salva kiir to make peace i didn't come here to talk i came here to basically say the time for action is now we're not waiting anymore we need to see a change and we need to see it right away and there is nothing that they can say at this point we have lost trust in the government and we now need to regain that
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trust and the only way to regain that trust is through the actions of taking care of all of the people present here is the president of everyone not just one tribe not just one group fighting broke out in south sudan in twenty thirteen when president kiir accused his former vice president riek machar of a coup a peace agreement supported by the us was signed in ten to fifteen but there was more violence less than a year later forcing my charge to flee the country in september of this year the u.s. sanction to government officials and the former military chief of staff put the reeling the peace process but south sudan's government now says it's ready to work for a deal. the president also assured her excellent to the ambassador that the government would also be observing cessation of hostilities in order basically to create a conducive atmosphere for the dialogue and also to show the government's commitment that. all political disputes and conflicts in the republic of south sudan as far as
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the government is concerned can only be resolved through dialogue but humanitarian situation has only gotten worse as the word dragged on more than half of the population here rely on aid to survive and the united states is the largest donor providing more than seven hundred million dollars per year them back to the scene concerned at how bad it gets to those in need and how aid workers are protected eighty two have been killed in the conflict so far. a quarter of the twelve million population has been displaced. there have been reports of atrocities committed by all worrying parts from sexual abuses to killings based on ethnicity many children have no access to proper education analysts say those committed to peace must work harder the parties to the peace agreement who are strongly convinced that the peace agreement need to. ensure that. there is. some trust in their state and that people don't have to flee across the border just
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a few hours in south sudan may not solve the country's problems or end the war but u.n. ambassador healy hopes it's at least the start morgan al-jazeera. well still ahead here on al-jazeera at mass protests in catalonia spain's government prepares to impose a directory. and a new exhibition opens in london that may have you wanting to go on a digital detox. the heat wave such as it was is over on the east coast the u.s. and eastern canada that's a cold front the day were supposed to book colder air in but the real cold air is tucked back here coming over the canadian prairies in the plains of the u.s. at the moment chicago's a ten and then it was a twenty six this is much colder but what you can see from this is what's happening
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down the desert southwest in particular in california where l.a. hitched hit forty forty two degrees on tuesday which is quite ridiculous when it is thirty six creeping down to thirty one but it's not till after the weekend we get down to where it should be about twenty four but the same time remember the temperatures were denver is now down to eleven this coldest tuckey in across the plains some snow is likely but the majority is going to be here north dakota wisconsin. then across the great lakes that looks quite stormy a mess of right followed by a tuck in of snow threes and next in winnipeg eleven in chicago still in the teens the eastern seaboard an eighteen year note is down in dallas and texas south of that temps is nothing to worry about of course they don't vary a huge amount because a big sunshine in the sky if a cube or in jamaica there is rain around but it's concentrating a bit further west anywhere from panama up to guatemala.
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across the globe breathtaking efforts to clean up the planet sat around the way in milan companies are turning to a radical solution biodynamics a man toxic pollution so this really is a living building that's constantly interacting with its environment earthrise trees it's the from tears of the battle for the environment scientists here in iceland a pioneering a new technique to reduce emissions earthrise looked at new ways of preventing air pollution at this time and i'll just hear. but the work you're watching are just there i'm so robin these are our top stories
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polls for the controversial presidential rerunning kenya and now open kenya's opposition leader raul oettinger is urging people to boycott the presidential vote on thursday but president can yet or is calling on kenyans to participate in the rerun. the elaborate cremation ceremony of the late king jr day has begun it's considered the main part of the five day funeral service and is being led by sun king run by the tent the much loved thai king died just over a year ago after reigning for seven decades. and brazil's president michel tamer will not face trial on corruption charges after congress voted it is favor the seventy seven year old has been released from hospital after being treated for a urine re obstruction he's accused of taking bribes which he's always denied. secret documents about the assassination of u.s. president john f.
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kennedy to be released on thursday president donald trump has also rise the release of the records findings of the venda government investigation into kennedy's killings in one nine hundred sixty three were controversial. castro reports from dallas. fifty four years after president john f. kennedy was assassinated on a dallas street most americans still do not believe the findings of the official investigation that alone of gunman lee harvey oswald was soley responsible radically deny these drugs the public's doubt born of these seconds captured by news cameras in one nine hundred sixty three when oswald was killed moments after his arrest. and apparently outraged dallas businessman had taken the law into his own hands shooting oswald before he could ever be tried the combination of a dead president and a silenced suspect before
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a backdrop of cold war paranoia then what became an industry which relied on conspiracy theories that generate millions of dollars in sales of books and magazines it's much more fun to believe in conspiracy hugh aynesworth is the only journalist who witnessed both kennedy's assassination and oswald's killing he rejects the conspiracy theories that russia or cuba helped to kill the president or that the us government itself had wanted kennedy dead worth says the release of the investigation records is unlikely to satisfy those claiming to search for the truth as it isn't now and then anything the opportunities were still shell will magazines and t.v. . and you know they used up at the declassified records are expected to center around oswald history including a cia personality study and information about his visit to the cuban and russian embassies in mexico in the weeks before the assassination the records may also
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include information about covert cold war operations potentially an embarrassment to the u.s. government but as for the kennedy assassination itself the records are expected to reveal any bombshells and x. still marks the spot where j.f.k. was slain the psychedelic tourist attraction draws a daily crowd people intrigued by what's likely to be the for ever mystery of kennedy's death i do joe castro al-jazeera dallas turkey's president recipe the one says he's ready to support iraqi plans to reopen a crude oil pipeline that runs from oil fields in kirkuk the pipeline which hasn't been used since twenty fourteen would bypass iraq's kurdish region and one made the comments after meeting the iraqi prime minister hyder other baddie in ankara. female politicians in the european union say their own parliament has failed to
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protect stuff from sexual harassment the accusation came during a debate on an emergency motion to improve rules on workplace abuse and gender equality sexual harassment has been in the spotlight since allegations made earlier this month against a top u.s. film producer harvey weinstein donna koch is a law professor at the university of miami she says there are a number of contributory factors that can lead to harassment in the workplace. it is the case. very often when women are sexually harassed their primary objective is to succeed in the work that they have set out to do to not allow the harassment to stop their career and so it's very understandable that when you don't have cultural change in place when when you feel that you are isolated when you don't have the kinds of reporting
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structures that work and you don't have the kinds of investigation and chain of command and changes in place that women even powerful women. or relatively powerful women are unlikely to come forward and i think that what you see and what's needed is both a kind of cultural change and then you need structural changes wow so in the united states of course many of our workplaces are at will employment. and when you have those kinds of workplace rules in place then it makes all workers very vulnerable but particularly women who are suffering sexual harassment so i think you have to see the both the cultural change in those structural changes working hand in hand a legal battle is underway in the u.k. as high as calls over northern ireland strict abortion laws campaign groups say the penalties for illegal abortions are too tough breech women's rights small from
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belfast. hard. so are you it's a mother of two during her first pregnancy doctors discovered that her child's skull had been filmed and there was no chance of survival outside the womb she asked for the medical term and nation but was given a blunt response for today the consultant to spine my filing desk unsaid. i'm sorry but i'm not going to present. unlike the rest of the u.k. abortions in cases of fatal fetal abnormality and rape are illegal in northern ireland punishable with life imprisonment it left sarah with little choice and said that most of these babies don't hide a full term but yes i would have to contend tells passed away and at that point i said hi will i know when the baby passes and i said well like when the neighbor and they said no one for the bed of the baby's brain the trekkers lever. so you wake so
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you can pay two weeks before you pass instead twenty one weeks pregnant she made the difficult decision of ending her pregnancy in england where abortions allowed so as case prompted a legal challenge by northern ireland human rights commission here at the high court in belfast to rule that existing laws were in breach of the european correction on human rights but earlier this year following an appeal by the attorney general in northern ireland that ruling was overturned the legal battle now goes to the highest court of the u.k. the supreme court in london we hope that the supreme court will agree with us that our law not only breaches women's rights but that it should be changed to enable women to access abortion services at home in northern ireland without having to travel the abortion debate divided northern irish society it's fiercely opposed by social conservatives including the leading democratic unionist party largely on religious grounds few political parties are prepared to tackle the sensitive issue
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head on but some campaign groups will for progressive compassionate society we should be providing you know medical emotional financial support for when and life affirming health care you know to protect them and their unborn baby you know the intentional killing of a human being is not health care and never well day for many northern irish women seeking abortions already a difficult decision to make without having to board a boat or plane and travel to england scotland or wales where the u.k. government is offering free abortions. whether that will also apply in northern ireland in future is a question for the u.k.'s highest court the park out zero belfast. with these spanish government poised to take control of the catalonia region more protests have been taking place in barcelona on friday madrid's parliament is due to vote on article one five five reimposing direct rule on the semi autonomous
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region andrew symonds is following events in the catalan capital barcelona. this demonstration. of two groupings school teachers and parents protesting what they say are false allegations from the spanish government of indoctrination in the education system in terms of gross secession they say that's not the case many of them protesting are in fact against the session then there's another group inc which is the defense committee for the referendum and they are intending to march to parliament with their message the steam is rising here in the sense that there is more and more suggestion that there is now a path towards a declaration of secession from. the real john kerry last who is the vice president of catherine yeah has in fact told associated press that quote there is no option but to proclaim
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a new republic one of the big issues we're seeing at the moment is the future of the regional police force because a lot of people fear that they're going to be under pressure when article one five five goes into effect on friday and staying in your opinion exhibition is opened in london exploring life in the internet age the main sponsor the web browser or homes to inject a healthy dose of paranoia into our use of digital technology barker's more. from the outside you'd be forgiven for thinking that this was an apple store but when you come inside you realize that there's much more than the latest technology on the show is a collection of art installations some of them full immersion sensory experiences that are designed. help as we evaluate our relationship with technology but almost some very big profound questions like what happens to all of that data that we share in abundance online this piece for example shows the scale and the scope that
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some global companies have when it comes to control of our personal details but also asks who is in control of technology are we masters of it or does it indeed master hours i don't know if you've ever been a slave to the fitbit around you are monitoring step counts of things like that but if you are perhaps you'd like to take a break this exhibit is called the unfit bit if you like something else to do the step counting for you stick it on a metronome and away you go. the organizers say that this isn't designed to put you off using technology but it is designed as a gentle reminder of exactly how vulnerable we are every time we turn on our devices and this is a prime example of that four point six million passwords stolen in the two thousand and twelve. the linked in website and i've spent some time looking for mine.
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some of the surveillance technology on shows already being used by police to fight crime but there's a fine line between security and intrusion. our intention is certainly not to scare anybody but we do want to create a little bit of this if you will because we find that's what makes these experiences gauging in very real i mean we find it something in here hits home for everybody the classroom exhibition comes at a very important time when governments around the world are investing billions to try and avoid either by organizations or between states themselves and of course if this gets a little bit too much there is the option of this data. packed full of information on how to remain safe online. this is al jazeera in these are our top stories polls open in kenya for
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a controversial presidential rerun opposition leader. people to boycott the vote but president. is calling on the kenyans to participate the election commission has said it cannot guarantee the polls will be credible as protests continue. the cremation ceremony of the late king time making poor palmer dounia day has begun and the cremation is part of a five day funeral service and is being led by the late king's son rama the tenth the much loved model died just over a year ago after reigning for seven decades brazil's president michel tamer will not face trial on corruption charges after congress voted in his favor the seventy seven year old has been released from hospital after being treated for a urinary obstruction he was accused of taking bribes which he's always denied the lower house voted in his favor and decided that he will not face trial in the
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supreme court on charges of criminal conspiracy and obstruction of justice there's a bastard or two the united nations has been evacuated from a u.n. camp for displaced people in south sudan after security guards fired tear gas at protesters demonstrating against president salva kiir nikki haley is calling for greater international efforts to support a resolution to the nearly four year conflict that has displaced millions of people . female politicians in the european union say their own parliament has failed to protect staff from sexual harassment the accusation came during a debate on the mergence emotion to improve laws on work workplace abuse and gender equality sexual harassment has been in the spotlight since allegations were made earlier this month against top us film producer harvey weinstein several female european politicians have come forward with their own stories of harassment in the workplace. catalonians parliament will meet on thursday to discuss its response to
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madrid's plans to take control of the region politicians will discuss what to do if the central government imposes direct rule counted on leader collars pigeon was turned down an invitation to speak to senators in that those were the headlines about with more news in thirty minutes to stay with us next. witness documentaries that open your eyes at this time on al-jazeera.


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